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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099846/cell-of-origin-links-histotype-spectrum-to-immune-microenvironment-diversity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-driven-by-mutant-kras-and-loss-of-lkb1
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Ashwini S Nagaraj, Jenni Lahtela, Annabrita Hemmes, Teijo Pellinen, Sami Blom, Jennifer R Devlin, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Olli Kallioniemi, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Katja Närhi, Emmy W Verschuren
Lung cancers exhibit pronounced functional heterogeneity, confounding precision medicine. We studied how the cell of origin contributes to phenotypic heterogeneity following conditional expression of Kras(G12D) and loss of Lkb1 (Kras;Lkb1). Using progenitor cell-type-restricted adenoviral Cre to target cells expressing surfactant protein C (SPC) or club cell antigen 10 (CC10), we show that Ad5-CC10-Cre-infected mice exhibit a shorter latency compared with Ad5-SPC-Cre cohorts. We further demonstrate that CC10(+) cells are the predominant progenitors of adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors and give rise to a wider spectrum of histotypes that includes mucinous and acinar adenocarcinomas...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098883/developmental-expression-of-toll%C3%A2-like-receptors-in-the-guinea-pig-lung
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Lingjie Ma, Jiali Yang, Li Yang, Juan Shi, Jing Xue, Yong Li, Xiaoming Liu
The guinea pig is a useful model for investigating infectious and non‑infectious lung diseases due to the sensitivity of its respiratory system and susceptibility to infectious agents. Toll‑like receptors (TLRs) are important components of the innate immune response and are critical for lung immune function. In the present study, the differentiation of epithelial cells in the guinea pig lung was examined during gestation by studying anatomic morphology and the major epithelial cell types using cell type‑specific markers...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097647/microbiota-composition-and-pulmonary-surfactant-protein-expression-as-markers-of-death-by-drowning
#3
So-Yeon Lee, Seung-Kyun Woo, So-Min Lee, Eun-Ju Ha, Kyoung-Hee Lim, Kyung-Hwa Choi, Young-Hee Roh, Yong-Bin Eom
Pathological diagnosis of drowning remains a challenge for forensic science, because of a lack of pathognomonic findings. We analyzed microbiota and surfactant protein in the lungs for a novel diagnosis of drowning. All rats were divided into drowning, postmortem submersion, and control groups. The water, lungs, closed organs (kidney and liver), and cardiac blood in rats were assayed by targeting 16S ribosomal RNA of Miseq sequencing. Lung samples were analyzed by immunohistochemical staining for surfactant protein A...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096998/treatment-with-nintedanib-for-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#4
Hiromi Tomioka, Hirohito Takada
There is currently no effective treatment for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We herein report the case of a patient with acute exacerbation of IPF which was treated with nintedanib, an intracellular inhibitor of tyrosine kinases, and showed improvement of the condition. An 84-year-old man with IPF was admitted to our hospital because of dry cough and worsening of dyspnoea within last 1 month. He presented with hypoxemia, and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) revealed new, bilateral multifocal ground-glass opacities superimposed on the background of lung fibrosis...
March 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094898/polyelectrolyte-oil-core-nanocarriers-for-localized-and-sustained-delivery-of-daunorubicin-to-colon-carcinoma-mc38-cells-the-case-of-polysaccharide-multilayer-film-in-relation-to-peg-ylated-shell
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Urszula Bazylińska, Jadwiga Pietkiewicz, Joanna Rossowska, Grzegorz Chodaczek, Andrzej Gamian, Kazimiera A Wilk
The authors examine properties of daunorubicin (DNR)-loaded oil-core multilayer nanocapsules prepared via layer-by-layer approach with different polyelectrolyte (PE) coatings such as a standard one (containing polysodium 4-styrenesulphonate/poly(diallyldimethyl-ammonium) chloride) and a polysaccharide-based shell (dextran/chitosan), in regard to the outer layer of poly-l-glutamic acid (PGA) grafted with polyethylene glycol (PGA-g-PEG). The nanocarriers are obtained on a cationic nanoemulsion template (stabilized by dicephalic-type surfactant, N,N-bis[3,30-(trimethylammonio)propyl]-dodecanamide dimethylsulfate) and layered with the PE shell of different thicknesses resulting in average size of 150 nm in diameter (as shown by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and cryogenic-transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy)...
January 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089356/insertions-and-deletions-target-lineage-defining-genes-in-human-cancers
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Marcin Imielinski, Guangwu Guo, Matthew Meyerson
Certain cell types function as factories, secreting large quantities of one or more proteins that are central to the physiology of the respective organ. Examples include surfactant proteins in lung alveoli, albumin in liver parenchyma, and lipase in the stomach lining. Whole-genome sequencing analysis of lung adenocarcinomas revealed noncoding somatic mutational hotspots near VMP1/MIR21 and indel hotspots in surfactant protein genes (SFTPA1, SFTPB, and SFTPC). Extrapolation to other solid cancers demonstrated highly recurrent and tumor-type-specific indel hotspots targeting the noncoding regions of highly expressed genes defining certain secretory cellular lineages: albumin (ALB) in liver carcinoma, gastric lipase (LIPF) in stomach carcinoma, and thyroglobulin (TG) in thyroid carcinoma...
January 11, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081203/mechanism-and-parameter-optimization-of-fenton-s-reagent-integrated-with-surfactant-pretreatment-to-improve-sludge-dewaterability
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Yi Xing, Zhiqiang Wang, Chen Hong, Qiang Yang, Lihui Feng, Mengmeng Jia, Yifei Li
Sludge dewatering can effectively reduce the volume and mass of sludge for subsequent treatment and disposal. The work validated the potential of Fenton's reagent combined with dodecyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (DDBAC) in improving sludge dewaterability and proposed the mechanism of joint conditioning. The composite conditioner dosage was optimized using response surface methodology. Results indicated the good conditioning capability of the composite conditioners. The optimum dosages for H2O2, Fe2+, and DDBAC were 44...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077319/role-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-axis-in-the-bleomycin-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
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Lakshmi Kanth Kotarkonda, Ritu Kulshrestha, Krishnan Ravi
BACKGROUND: Alveolar epithelial cell injury has been proposed as a causative factor for the onset and progression of pulmonary fibrosis. However, the role of type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) in the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is controversial. AIMS: The present study performed in rats instilled with bleomycin investigated a) the expressions of the insulin growth factor (IGF-1) and insulin growth factor binding protein 5 (IGFBP-5) and transforming growth factor (TGF-β1) in the type II AECs, b) the role of type II AECs in EMT and extracellular matrix (ECM) formation and, c) the effect of pioglitazone on all the above parameters...
January 7, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070109/apoptosis-and-surfactant-protein-c-expression-inhibition-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-aec-ii-cell-may-associate-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Jinle Lin, Jun Tian, Li Wang, Weigang Wu, Huaying Li, Xueyan Wang, Xiaobin Zeng, Wenwu Zhang
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane component, is one of the major causes of septic shock. Herein we investigate LPS-induced apoptosis of rat alveolar epithelial type II cells (AEC II) and the effects of LPS on surfactant protein-C (SP-C) expression in AEC II, along with the possible molecular mechanisms. LPS exposure impaired cell viability and increased apoptosis of AEC II significantly in concentration-dependent manner embodied in increased caspase-3 expression and the activity of caspase-3...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067649/treatment-of-laundry-wastewater-by-biological-and-electrocoagulation-methods
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Terelle Ramcharan, Ajay Bissessur
The present study describes an improvement in the current electrocoagulation treatment process and focuses on a comparative study for the clean-up of laundry wastewater (LWW) after each wash and rinse cycle by biological and electrocoagulation treatment methods. For biological treatment, the wastewater was treated with a Bacillus strain of aerobic bacteria especially suited for the degradation of fats, lipids, protein, detergents and hydrocarbons. Treatment of the LWW by electrocoagulation involved the oxidation of aluminium metal upon the application of a controlled voltage which produces various aluminium hydroxy species capable of adsorbing pollutants from the wastewater...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062213/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-silica-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Xiaoli Li, Guoliang An, Yan Wang, Di Liang, Zhonghui Zhu, Ximeng Lian, Piye Niu, Caixia Guo, Lin Tian
Silicosis is an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to small particles of crystalline silica, which ultimately results in diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. Evidence indicates an anti-fibrotic role of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in lung diseases. Therefore, strategies incorporating genetic engineering and stem cell biology might have a tremendous potential to treat critical injuries and diseases. Therefore, we modified BMSCs to overexpress the BMP-7 gene (BMP-7-BMSCs) by lentivirus transduction, and then evaluated whether fibrotic processes were inhibited by these cells in vivo...
January 4, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061483/amphiphilic-copolymers-reduce-aggregation-of-unfolded-lysozyme-more-effectively-than-polyethylene-glycol
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Jaemin Chin, Devkumar Mustafi, Michael Poellmann, Raphael Lee
Certain amphiphilic block copolymers are known to prevent aggregation of unfolded proteins. To better understand the mechanism of this effect, the optical properties of heat-denatured and dithiothreitol (DTT) reduced lysozyme were evaluated with respect to controls using UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and circular dichroism (CD) measurements. Then, the effects of adding Polyethylene Glycol (8000 Da), the triblock surfactant Poloxamer 188 (P188), and the tetrablock copolymer Tetronic 1107 (T1107) to the lysozyme solution were compared...
January 6, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060859/physiological-biochemical-and-biophysical-characterization-of-the-lung-lavaged-spontaneously-breathing-rabbit-as-a-model-for-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Francesca Ricci, Chiara Catozzi, Xabier Murgia, Brenda Rosa, Davide Amidani, Luca Lorenzini, Federico Bianco, Claudio Rivetti, Silvia Catinella, Gino Villetti, Maurizio Civelli, Barbara Pioselli, Carlo Dani, Fabrizio Salomone
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is a widely accepted technique of non-invasive respiratory support in spontaneously-breathing premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Surfactant administration techniques compatible with nCPAP ventilation strategy are actively investigated. Our aim is to set up and validate a respiratory distress animal model that can be managed on nCPAP suitable for surfactant administration techniques studies. Surfactant depletion was induced by bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) on 18 adult rabbits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057545/preparation-of-aqueous-core-plga-shell-microcapsules-with-mono-nuclear-cores-by-internal-phase-separation-optimization-of-formulation-parameters
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Samer R Abulateefeh, Mahmoud Y Alkawareek, Fatema R Abdullah, Alaaldin M Alkilany
Previously our group employed the internal phase separation (IPS) method to produce aqueous core-PLGA shell microcapsules with poly-nuclear core morphologies. This report describes the preparation of the more desired and challenging architecture with mono-nuclear cores. Optimization of formulation parameters including (i) varying the composition of the internal phase, and (ii) incorporating selected organic solvents (DCM, chloroform, methanol and acetonitrile) into the internal phase were systematically evaluated...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054406/surfactant-protein-d-regulates-murine-testicular-immune-milieu-and-sperm-functions
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Sushama Rokade, Uday Kishore, Taruna Madan
PROBLEM: Surfactant protein D (SP-D), a pattern recognition protein that regulates inflammation and immune homoeostasis, is expressed by testicular germ cells under the influence of testosterone. This study investigates the role of SP-D in testicular immune privilege and sperm functions. METHOD OF STUDY: Testicular levels of cytokines and immunoregulatory molecules were evaluated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged SP-D gene knockout mice (SP-D(-/-) ). Further, sperm functions were assessed by computer-assisted sperm analyser (CASA) and in vitro capacitation...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049128/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-associated-with-pulmonary-pathogens
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REVIEW
Radha Gopal, Rekha R Rapaka, Jay K Kolls
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is an exaggerated immune response to a variety of pathogens in response to antiretroviral therapy-mediated recovery of the immune system in HIV-infected patients. Although IRIS can occur in many organs, pulmonary IRIS, associated with opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Pneumocystis jirovecii, is particularly associated with high morbidity and mortality. The pathology of IRIS is associated with a variety of innate and adaptive immune factors, including CD4(+) T-cells, CD8(+) T-cells, γδ T-cells, natural killer cells, macrophages, the complement system and surfactant proteins, Toll-like receptors and pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048935/engineered-diblock-polypeptides-improve-dna-and-gold-solubility-during-molecular-assembly
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Nicole A Estrich, Armando Hernandez-Garcia, Renko de Vries, Thomas H LaBean
Programmed molecular recognition is being developed for the bionanofabrication of mixed organic/inorganic supramolecular assemblies for applications in electronics, photonics, and medicine. For example, DNA-based nanotechnology seeks to exploit the easily programmed complementary base-pairing of DNA to direct assembly of complex, designed nanostructures. Optimal solution conditions for bionanofabrication, mimicking those of biological systems, may involve high concentrations of biomacromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, etc...
January 6, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045529/polyelectrolyte-ph-responsive-protein-containing-nanoparticles-the-physicochemical-supramolecular-approach
#18
Anna Riabtseva, Leonid I Kaberov, Jan Kučka, Anna Bogomolova, Petr Stepanek, Sergey K Filippov, Martin Hruby
We report on the physicochemical properties and self-assembly behavior of novel efficient pH-sensitive nanocontainers based on the Food and Drug Administration-approved anionic polymer Eudragit L100-55 (poly(methacrylic acid-co-ethyl acrylate) 1:1) and nonionic surfactant Brij98. The features of the interaction between Eudragit L100-55 and Brij98 at different pH values and their optimal ratio for nanoparticle formation were studied using isothermal titration calorimetry. The influence of the polymer-to-surfactant ratio on the size and structure of particles was studied at different pH values using dynamic light scattering and small-angle X-ray scattering methods...
January 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039487/glabridin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-p38mapk-erk-signaling-pathway
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Li-Peng Zhang, Yan Zhao, Guo-Juan Liu, Da-Gang Yang, Yi-Huan Dong, Li-Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complication caused by pulmonary and/or external factors. In this study, we investigated the protective mechanisms of glabridin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced ARDS in rats. RESULTS: GLA treatment at dose of 30 mg/kg decreased LPS-induced lung W/D ratio and alleviated evident lung histopathological changes. Expressions of TNF-α and IL-18 were suppressed by GLA in plasma. The levels of SPA, MDA and NO in lung were down-regulated significantly in groups administrated with GLA...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035713/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-potent-bis-quaternary-ammonium-compound-4-4-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-hexametylenedithio-bis-1-octylpyridinium-bromide-4dtbp-6-8-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Keiji Murakami, Hiromichi Yumoto, Ayu Murakami, Takashi Amoh, Darija Viducic, Katsuhiko Hirota, Atsushi Tabata, Hideaki Nagamune, Hiroki Kourai, Takashi Matsuo, Yoichiro Miyake
AIMS: Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) including benzalkonium chloride (BAC) and cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) are cationic surfactants and have been used widely as general disinfectants in the medical field because of their strong antibacterial effects and low cytotoxicity to human cells. 4,4'-(α,ω-hexametylenedithio) bis (1-octylpyridinium bromide) (4DTBP-6,8) is one of the potent bis-QACs synthesized to improve the antimicrobial activities of mono-QACs such as BAC. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of 4DTBP-6,8 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a prevalent hospital pathogen...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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